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I See Sea Shells!

21 Jun

While we are at the beach for our vacation, Emma picked up a serious amount of seashells! She found some awesome ones that had little holes in them that were perfect to make a seashell necklace and we decided to do that for our craft this week that didn’t cost us anything since we had everything on hand!

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I laid out some newspaper (since they were still sandy!) and let her pick through which ones she thought had a good size hole to put through the string.

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The string kept unraveling so I used a little glue to keep it together to make it easier on her to thread through the holes.

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It didn’t take her long to get started and then she was on a roll!

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We sized it and knotted it and she now has a great memory peace from our trip!

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Obviously we had a lot of left over seashells she we decided to put them in a vase we had to keep and I’m excited to have an extra home decor item to add to our beachy themed things!

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The first day here!

20 May

Went so well! Emma, who used to scream when sand touched her toes has successfully covered herself in it in one day!

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Her first job was to cover Papas feet which she thought was amusing.

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Then it was time to build sand castles!! Papa being the engineer that he is decided to help her plan and build accordingly!

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Then after an entire day of sunshine and sand, someone passed out while watching the waves come in.

She also didn’t leave me much room to share the bed with her..

I’m excited for a week of this!

And the trip begins!

18 May

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We are so excited for a week at the beach and cousin Abi’s wedding! Let the trip begin!!

Post-A-Day 2011: Teleport Me Please!!!

3 Feb

When teleportation is finally possible, where would I beam myself first? Um I think this question is clearly simple! THE BEACH! I don’t care which one, if given the opportunity I would teleport to every single one until I found one I would call home 🙂 I would constantly carry around a bathing suit and towel just so I could go whenever I pleased 😀

Can you just imagine everyone being able to teleport all time? Goodbye car! Goodbye plane! HELLO VACATION! Wait is teleporting free? Haha.

My life is like a rollercoaster!

15 Dec

It seriously has some major ups and downs .. but who’s life doesn’t!? Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like it’s taken me until E was born to realize that I may not control the ups and downs but I can make it worthwhile. For the past year it seems like I have gone back to my roots (aka highschool / beginning of college days) where I ignore all those mean people who like to bring me down, and instead I keep track of all the amazing stuff. It’s about dang time! Right?

Instead of dwelling over all the crazy, uncontrollable, stressful things that happen, I have been making note of the things that I love the most about my life. I have successfully managed to let the bad go and bring in the good. This wasn’t an easy process and I feel like at times I am still learning it but it’s totally amazing! After lots of practice and complaining to my husband when I am hitting the down times, I have managed to keep this blog and my facebook almost completely positive! I have been tracking all the things that have made me laugh, and remember to make the effort to go out of my way to make hot chocolate on a cold dreary day! Who doesn’t love that!?

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to make my life a living happy bubble but come on! Doesn’t it feel good to feel good! Especially in this cold yucky season?

The main steps that I have been teaching myself to take is to recognize when I am in that nasty, horrible, no good mood. I find out what is really bugging me and then decide to just “let it go”. Because honestly, it doesn’t matter what you do. If you are negative about something, it’s only going to come out with more ugly negative news. I kept track of the things that are mood-lifters to me. Like hot chocolate, some good music, doing something productive (even if it means that the cleaning is not going to get done!), or just doing something you love like reading maybe!?

Then after the mood lift happens and your back in your “happy place” do something FUN! For me it’s obviously crafting, and when your negative nancy, let me just tell you.. your crafts come out dreadful! Sometimes it takes all day to get back out of my funk, and some days it just takes a few seconds but lately it has seemed to work out wonderfully!

Then after your relaxing from your uplifting mood, write it down! Remember it, take a picture, change your facebook status! Whatever it takes so that when you go back to look at all the things you have done the past couple of days, your realize that your life totally rocks!

Maybe it will work for you? Maybe it wont. You might be surprised…

Love Always,

J

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